It is official – the Mortgagee Letter is out (as of yesterday). Anything to this point was guessing even though we all thought we knew for sure. Now we do and you can, too.
Effective for FHA loans for which the case number is assigned on or after October 4, 2010 the Upfront Mortgage Insurance will decrease from 2.25 to 1.00 (100 basis points) on all FHA insured loans except Home Equity Conversion (HECM – “reverse mortgage”). Chances are you have heard this or some version of it but until yesterday, September 1, 2010, it was not in writing in the official form from HUD.